Still from the TV Show Bones

Crime Podcast Recommendations Based On TV Characters

If you’ve been fascinated by some of the jobs of your favourite TV characters, we’ve rounded up a few podcast recommendations for you:


Character: “Bones”

Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan is a forensic anthropologist, who investigates bones and human remains at crime scenes to help solve murder cases.

Episode: FORENSICS: What to do if you find a body

Professor Samantha Rowbotham is a forensic anthropologist. She has an intimate understanding of bones and human remains, and how they can help solve crimes.

BONES: TJ Thyne (R) in the “The Mutilation of the Master Manipulator” episode of BONES (Photo by FOX Image Collection via Getty Images)

Character: Hodgins

Dr. Jonathan “Jack” Stanley Hodgins is a forensic entomologist. He is known as the “bug and slime guy”, and determines the time of death by examining insect activity.

Episode: FORENSICS: The Body in the Carpet

Dr Paola Magni is a forensic entomologist who uses insects and other small creatures to help solve murders, suspicious deaths and cold cases.

Law & Order SVU

Character: Olivia Benson
Olivia Benson has been a senior Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant and eventually Captain of the Special Victims Unit at the NYPD. She investigates sexual offenses.

Episode: DETECTIVES: The lifelong impact of investigating sex crimes
Narelle Fraser worked as a Detective in the Sex Crimes Squad, where she investigated child exploitation. She looked into the minds and behaviours of perpetrators of sexual crimes.


Character: Detective Beckett

Katherine Houghton “Kate” Beckett is an NYPD Captain in charge of the 12th Precinct, after being promoted from homicide detective.

Episode: DETECTIVES: Uncovering a multi-million dollar organised crime syndicate

Yvette Erskine spent over a decade with the Tasmanian Police, serving as a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Branch.

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